French Immersion: A Key to the Francophone World

Inspired by Québec’s Old World architecture, renowned cuisine and friendly locals, learn French through immersion, gaining insider access to the francophone world.
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Program No. 2764RJ
20 days
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At a Glance

Move beyond salut and ça va as you delve into the language of amour, Voltaire and diplomacy in a three-week, intensive, immersion program. Increase vocabulary, learn conversational skills and improve writing/speaking in the computer phonetics lab and via instruction from native speakers. Forget shyness and converse with locals in the charming city of Trois-Rivières, in French Canada’s cultural heartland. From forgotten memories of high school French, leave with Québec’s motto Je me souviens — “I remember.”
Activity Level
On Your Feet
A 5-minute walk on pavement from the campus apartments to the classrooms, there is a hill between the residences and campus. Walking up to 1 mile on field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Converse en francais as you try ordering poutine, and discover la culture and l’histoire in presentations on Québec's people, music and politics.
  • Discover the old-world charms and architecture of Québec City; and visit a museum built on the very spot where Montréal was founded.
  • Experience Cap-de-la-Madeleine to admire the ornate stained-glass windows of Nôtre-Dame-du-Cap shrine.

General Notes

This three-week week intensive immersion program is designed to enhance student’s ability to communicate in French, putting emphasis on oral and written skills. All activities and field trips are conducted in French, and students are expected to speak French while on campus. You must have basic French to participate, as well as basic computer skills. You must complete an on-line language placement test to determine your French level prior to the program. Our qualified teachers at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières use various communicative techniques adapted to the students' level to create a rich environment for learning French in a challenging but relaxed atmosphere.This program stays in apartment-style campus residences with four single-occupancy bedrooms, shared bathrooms and living space. See the Lodging & Meals tab for more information.
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